Pigface


Pigface

Infobox musical artist
Name = Pigface



Img_capt = Members of Pigface in 1991, Palo Alto, CA
Left to right: Chris Connelly, Nivek Ogre, Martin Atkins
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Origin = Chicago, Illinois, USA
Genre = Industrial rock
Years_active = 1990 - present
Label = Invisible
Associated_acts = Public Image Ltd.
Ministry
Killing Joke
URL = [http://www.pigface.net Pigface.net]
Current_members = Martin Atkins
"See main article for a full list of past and present members"
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Pigface is an industrial rock group formed in 1990 by Martin Atkins and William Rieflin.

Pigface was formed from Ministry's "The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste" tour, which produced the "In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up" live album and video. For the tour, Al Jourgensen brought Atkins, Nivek Ogre and Chris Connelly. Also on the tour was Rieflin, regular Ministry drummer at the time. While Atkins enjoyed the dynamic of playing with a second drummer, he felt that the lineup was capable of doing much more than being, what he has frequently called, "a Ministry cover band." Once the tour was over, Atkins and Rieflin decided to continue working together and recruited several of their tourmates from the "The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste" tour. Pigface was born with the intention of keeping a revolving-door style collaboration with many experimentally-minded musicians, many of whom, especially early on, had recorded for the influential industrial music record label Wax Trax!.

Trent Reznor was also an early partner, before Nine Inch Nails became a household name. "Suck," co-written and sung by Reznor, was something of an underground hit, and Reznor later re-recorded the song for the "Broken" EP.

Rieflin eventually left Pigface, leaving Atkins in charge. The hundreds of musical collaborators to record and perform with Pigface have ensured that each album, and each song, is unique. However, this practice has led to some negative criticism due to a perceived lack of continuity.

Pigface concerts are characterized by high-energy performances. Frequently there will be upwards of 10 musicians on stage at any time during the show. In addition, members of the audience are occasionally invited on stage for the encore.


=Members (in alphabetical order) [cite web|url=http://www.myspace.com/officialpigface|title=Official MySpace Page: Pigface|author=Martin Atkins|date=2007-10-05] [cite web|url=http://www.pigface.net/links.html
title=Pigface website
] =

* Patti Adachi
* Steve Albini of Big Black, Rapeman, and Shellac
* Martin Atkins of Public Image Ltd., Ministry, Brian Brain, Killing Joke, The Love Interest, Nine Inch Nails, Spasm, and Murder Inc
* Matt B of Concrete Automaton
* Michael Balch of Front Line Assembly
* Paul Barker of Lead Into Gold, Ministry, Revolting Cocks, PTP, Acid Horse, 1000 Homo DJs, Lard, Pailhead, U.S.S.A and The Blackouts
* Becky (lunachicks) of Lunachicks
* Jenny Bellestar of The Bellestars
* Jello Biafra of Dead Kennedys, Lard and Revolting Cocks
* Mike Bishop (as Beefcake The Mighty) of GWAR, Kepone and American Grizzly
* Bella Black
* Sharkula (aka Thigahmahjiggee)
* Gry Bagøien
* Leila Bela
* Bob Dog of Evil Mothers
* Bones (FN Dangoy)
* Fallon Bowman of Amphibious Assault and Kittie
* Caspar Brötzmann of Massaker
* Mary Byker of Gaye Bykers on Acid and Hyperhead
* Danny Carey of Tool
* Meg Lee Chin (O' Leary) of Crunch and The Great White Trash
* JS Clayden of Pitchshifter
* Chris Connelly of Ministry, PTP, Acid Horse, The Love Interest, Finitribe, Murder Inc, and Revolting Cocks
* Lacey Conner of Nocturne
* Arturo De Leon of Martyr Colony
* Skot Diablo of Diablo Syndrome
* Duane Denison of The Jesus Lizard and Tomahawk
* Mike Dillon
* Edsel Dope of Dope
* Taime Downe of Faster Pussycat and The Newlydeads
* Jamie Duffy of Acumen Nation and DJ? Acucrack
* Hanin Elias of Atari Teenage Riot
* FM Einheit of Einsturzende Neubauten
* En Esch of Slick Idiot and formerly of KMFDM
* The Enigma of The Jim Rose Circus
* Gus Ferguson of Test Dept
* Paul Ferguson of Killing Joke, Murder Inc, and The Orb
* Dirk Flanigan of 77 Luscious Babes
* Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers
* Flour
* Black Francis of Pixies
* Fuzz of Silverfish
* Michael Gira of Swans
* Joel Gausten of The Undead and Electric Frankenstein
* Laura Gomel of My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult
* Vince H. of dedFROGZ
* Mick Harris of Napalm Death and Scorn
* Chris Haskett of Rollins Band
* Marc Heal of Cubanate
* Barbara Hunter (Ruchhoft) of Roundhead
* Slymenstra Hymen of GWAR
* Penn Jillette of Penn and Teller
* Sean Joyce of Revolting Cocks
* Fiona Kilpatrick of Dragster
* Martin King of Test Dept
* Algis Kizys of Swans
* Krztoff of Bile
* Keith Levene of Public Image Ltd.
* Charles Levi of My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult and Silence
* Kamela Lise of Apocalypse Theatre
* Jared Louche of Chemlab
* Lunar
* Lydia Lunch
* Curse Mackey of Evil Mothers and Spasm
* Andy Maguire of Dogzilla
* Groovie Mann of My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult
* Jim Marcus of Die Warzau
* Buzz McCoy of My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult
* Doug McCarthy of Nitzer Ebb
* Jason McNinch of Lick
* Kurt Moore
* Jason More
* Hope Nicholls of Sugarsmack and Fetchin' Bones
* Jason Novak of Acumen Nation and DJ? Acucrack
* Nivek Ogre of Skinny Puppy, ohGr, Revolting Cocks, and Ministry
* Genesis P-Orridge of Psychic TV and Throbbing Gristle
* Alex Paterson of The Orb
* Michael Path of Indeterminism
* Sean Payne of Cyanotic
* Eric Pounder of Pounder and Dead Voices on Air
* David Prater
* Chris Randall of Sister Machine Gun
* Lesley Rankine of Silverfish and Ruby
* Paul Raven of Prong, Murder Inc, and Killing Joke
* Marydee Reynolds of Chainsuck
* Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails
* Bill Rieflin of Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Acid Horse, PTP, 1000 Homo DJs, Lard, Pailhead, The Blackouts, Swans, KMFDM and R.E.M., Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3
* Barb Ruchoft
* Joey Santiago of Pixies
* Stuart Saint of Egypticon
* Patrick Sane of Evil Mothers and Boxcar Satan
* Matt Schultz of Lab Report
* Günter Schulz of Slick Idiot and formerly of KMFDM
* Seibold of Hate Dept.
* Shonen Knife
* Siggy of The Sugarcubes
* David William Sims of The Jesus Lizard and Scratch Acid
* Jonny Sharples of Adelleda
* Snazin Smith
* Kyle Reiter
* Pat Sprawl of Dead Surf Kiss
* Mark Spybey of DVOA
* Ben Stokes of DHS
* Louis Svitek of Mind Funk, Ministry, and Front Line Assembly
* David Suycott of Stabbing Westward
* James Teitelbaum of Evil Clowns and Left Orbit Temple
* J. G. Thirlwell (AKA Clint Ruin) of Foetus, Wiseblood, Steroid Maximus
* Dave Trumfio
* Joe Trump of Eliott Sharp's Carbon
* William Tucker of My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult and Ministry
* Matt Underwood of Killing Joke, The Love Interest, The Jesus and Mary Chain and The Dean
* Virus of dope
* Chris Vrenna of Nine Inch Nails and Tweaker
* Mark Walk of Ruby, ohGr and Skinny Puppy
* Geordie Walker of Killing Joke
* Michelle Walters formerly of VooDou (band)
* Scott Watanabe
* Andrew Weiss of Rollins Band, Butthole Surfers, and Ween
* Dean Ween of Moistboyz and Ween
* Martin "Youth" Glover of Killing Joke
* David Yow of The Jesus Lizard and Scratch Acid
* Betty X
* Duncan X of Sheep on Drugs
* Wayne Static of Static-X

Partial discography

* "Spoon Breakfast EP" (1990)
* "Lean Juicy Pork" (1990) - Interview
* "Gub" (1991)
* "Welcome to Mexico... Asshole" (1991) - live album
* "Fook" (1992)
* "Washingmachine Mouth" (1993) - remix collection
* "Truth Will Out" (1993) - live album
* "Notes From Thee Underground" (1994)
* "Feels Like Heaven" (1995) - remix collection
* "A New High in Low" (1997)
* "Below the Belt" (1998) - remix collection
* "Eat Shit You Fucking Redneck" (1998) - live album
* "The Best of Pigface Preaching to the Perverted" (2001)
* "Easy Listening..." (2003)
* "Glitch" (2003)
* "Headfuck" (2003)- Remix collection
* "8 Bit Head" (2004)
* "Clubhead Nonstopmegamix #1" (2004)- Remix collection
* "" (2004)- Remix collection
* "Dubhead" (2004)
* "Free For All Tour Demo" (2005)
* "Broadcast from Radio China" (2006) - 7" split with Snapline

Compilations

* "Pigface Vs. The World" (2005) - Compilation
* "Gub/Welcome To Mexico" (2005) - Remastered
* "The Head Remixes" (2006) - Compilation
* "Fook/Washingmachine Mouth/Truth Will Out" (2006) - Remastered
* "Notes From Thee Underground/Feels Like Heaven" (2006) - Remastered
* "A New High in Low/Below the Belt/Eat Shit You Fucking Redneck" (2007) - Remastered

External links

* [http://www.pigface.net The Official Pigface Site (last updated 02-21-07)]
* [http://www.myspace.com/officialpigface Pigface on Myspace]
*Last.fm|pigface|Pigface
* [http://www.invisiblerecords.com/bands/pigface/text.html Various Pigface Articles]

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